As it turns out, Texas State sports fans, Bobcat All Americans who go pro aren’t just restricted to baseball.
Former Texas State offensive lineman D.J. Hall recently signed as a free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Hall, who wasn’t picked in the 2012 NFL Draft, agreed to terms Saturday night.
“I was surprised that I wasn’t drafted, but there is a plan for everything and I knew something good was going to happen,” Hall said Saturday night. “I got the call about 15 minutes after the draft ended and all I could say was, ‘Yes!’”
Jacksonville was one of 10 teams who sent scouts to San Marcos for the Bobcats‘ pro day in March. The Jaguars, as well as the Pittsburgh Steelers, kept a close eye on Hall.
“I worked out for a few of their coaches not too long ago and they said they would be in touch,” Hall said. “All I wanted to do was open one pair of eyes and I’m glad I did that.”
Hall is still working out the final details of his contract, but once he does, he’ll report to Jacksonville on Tuesday or Wednesday. It’s a lot for the former All-America offensive lineman to take in.
“This has been even better than I could dream,” Hall said. “When I got to Texas State, I just wanted to play at least two years, but to go All American and now get drafted, is amazing.”